Newspaper article The Canadian Press

More Sex-Related Charges Approved against Former Burns Lake, B.C., Mayor

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

More Sex-Related Charges Approved against Former Burns Lake, B.C., Mayor

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More sex charges laid against former B.C. mayor

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VICTORIA - A special prosecutor in British Columbia has approved 29 sex-related charges against Luke Strimbold, the former mayor of Burns Lake.

Dan McLaughlin with the B.C. Prosecution Service says the charges are sexual assault, sexual interference or invitation to sexual touching, allegedly involving six people all under the age of 16 at the time.

Special prosecutor Leonard Doust took over the case in March when 24 charges were laid because Strimbold was a former mayor and had connections to the B.C. Liberal Party.

A prosecution service news release issued Thursday says Doust declined to approve one charge sworn by RCMP involving a complainant, saying the charge assessment standard was not met. …

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